Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th May 2012 19:09 UTC
Opera Software Pocket-lint has a rumour up that Facebook is interested in acquiring Opera to kickstart their own move into the browser market, to compete with Mozilla, Google, and Microsoft. While it would mean much-deserved recognition for Opera, I actually hope such a deal does not go through - for entirely selfish reasons.
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PresentIt
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2010-02-10

Yeah, I very much doubt it too. At least I don't see Facebook being interested in the Browser/Brand considering their small market share and poor website compatibility. If anything they'd be more interested in the talent and expertise of employees working at Opera. They be put to work on a brand new Webkit-based browser.


Small market share? Opera is #1 on mobile with 20-25% market share, and it has more than 200 million active users.

Poor website compatibility? No, it's excellent, but a lot of sites are using browser sniffing so you'll have to spoof as Firefox to get them working (which means that it isn't Opera that's incompatible, but that the site is blocking Opera).

Please, educate yourself.

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